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21. Posted by Araluen (Respected Member 346 posts) 8y

Well now, I trust you all had a great time yesterday?

I wonder how many sore heads there are today?

And how many have resorted to the "Hair of the dog?"

And how many just can't stand the smell of fried eggs and bacon?

22. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

1) Had a great time yesterday!!!!!
2) No sore head today!!! (And that's after a lot of mojitos.)
3) Resorted to the "hair of the dog" about noon but not because of any hangover. Just was 5:00 somewhere.)
4) Didin't go for the breakffast thing but eggs and bacon would have been lovely!! Damn, almost time for dinner so too late now...

Tonight's dinner is comprised of all the leftovers from yesterday. (I make enough for an army...)

23. Posted by Araluen (Respected Member 346 posts) 8y

Quoting Isadora

1) Had a great time yesterday!!!!!
2) No sore head today!!! (And that's after a lot of mojitos.)

Many people have spoken of "mojitos." What actually is a mojito? I realise it's alcoholic, but what actually is it? Punch?

24. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting Whistler 2

Quoting Isadora

1) Had a great time yesterday!!!!!
2) No sore head today!!! (And that's after a lot of mojitos.)

Many people have spoken of "mojitos." What actually is a mojito? I realise it's alcoholic, but what actually is it? Punch?

The lovely mojito is one of Cuba's contributions to the cocktail world. It is very easy to make and very easy to drink.

Mint leaves (as many as you would like and any flavor)
1 tsp. sugar
2 oz. white rum
2 oz. fresh lemon or lime juice
2 oz. soda water
crushed ice

Place the mint leaves and sugar in the bottom of a glass. Muddle them together with the back of a spoon (or wooden pestle if you have one) to release the aromatic oils and break up the leaves a bit. Add the citrus juice and stir to mix slightly. Add the rum and soda water (sparkling water), stir again. Add crushed ice. Voila! A mojito. (Yup, it will have bits of mint leaves floating around.)

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Mojitos are very refreshing and not too sweet. Some recipes call for using powdered sugar instead of granulated. Doesn't really matter. We used pineapple mint because it's what's growing in the garden. We've also used catnip and it's worked well. I like tonic water (quinine water) more than sparkling so used the tonic with tasty results.

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